Enterprise Security Methodology

enterprise security methodology

Most enterprise regulations and pretty much every security framework requires a certain amount of objective risk assessment.

The reason for this is very simple – security controls have to be based on the real risks that an enterprise faces to its operations and assets.

Should the controls be selected without performing a methodical analysis of the controls and the threats is more than likely to result in the wring controls being implemented, in the wrong places, wasting time and resources and leaving the enterprise wide open to threat.

Enterprise security methodology establishes the proper rules for the following:

  • What must be assessed
  • Who should be involved
  • The terminology that will be used when discussing risk
  • The criteria required to quantify, qualify and compare the degrees of risk
  • The documentation that needs to be collected and then produced as a result of a risk assessment
  • and any activities that follow on.

The goal is to come up with an objective measurement of risk that lets the enterprise understand all the risks to critical assets and information, both quantitatively and qualitatively.

At its very core, the methodology will provide all the tools needed for decisions to be taken regarding investments in technology, processes and people as a way of bringing that risk down to an acceptable level

How a company knows which is the right framework to use for its needs depends on the type of security risk management being undertaken and the links below will give you more information on each of the business-critical security methodologies.

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